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Nov 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
critical of the insurance companies was the former insurance company executive by the name of wend el potter who is he? >> wendell potter was a former executive at signature in a. -- cigna. who visited a place called remote area medical was started by a tv personality from britain. they would send airplanes in to third world countries to provide health care. they realized that there's places in the u.s. that weren't getting -- that needed equally need that had type of care. and so he literally flies in these jumbo jets and provides health care at fair grounds, you know, nascar grounds, and when wendell potter went to go visit one of these remote area medical missions he saw thousands and thousands of uninsured people who were standing in line to get health care at animal stalls and barnes. and he had this crisis of conscience and he realized that what he was doing he was denying access to care. >> he was with cigna? >> yes. and he realized he couldn't continue. >> did he speak out before or after he left the company? >> he stayed in the company for a couple of months and then just cou
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